The kitchen is the heart of the household. It’s where food is lovingly prepared and enthusiastically enjoyed. It’s where people come together to enjoy food, drink and (most importantly) each other’s company. As such, the kitchen gets a lot of foot traffic. It is also prone to more than its fair share of spills, droppages, breakages and general mishaps. These can all slowly but inexorably combine to make your kitchen a less clean, tidy, cheerful and pleasant place in which to spend time. This can make you less enthusiastic about the idea of spending time in the kitchen and, before you know it, the whole family is eating in front of the TV with trays balanced on their laps.
The key to a flawless kitchen is spotting the signs that the space needs a little TLC and acting upon them quickly and decisively. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of signs that your kitchen is due for renovation. Act on them quickly and you can make your kitchen a joy to spend time in once more…
Your countertops always look dirty
Your eye is immediately drawn to your countertops when you enter the kitchen. Over time, as food is prepared on them they can develop scratches, chips and dents which can rob them of their lustre. After a while they can start to look dirty and dishevelled no matter how much time and effort you invest in keeping them clean. It’s time to replace them and breathe new life into your kitchen.
Your cupboards are falling apart
A lick of paint can be enough to lend new vitality to ailing cupboard doors. However, if the cupboards beneath are starting to lose their integrity under the pressures of age and strain, no amount of paint will be able to save them.
You’re slowly running out of usable surfaces
Over time, we tend to accumulate more and more possessions. While it’s always fun to get new cool stuff, it’s only a matter of time until you find yourself with too much stuff and not enough home to store it in. This is true of any room, but especially of the kitchen. Over the years, you can run out of cupboard space and find that your new gadgets and cookware begin to encroach on your available food prep surfaces.
A little renovation is the perfect excuse to rid your home of unused cookware while also affording you space-saving storage solutions to make your kitchen look and feel bigger and less cluttered.
Your layout drives you nuts
A kitchen should be designed to make cooking and preparing food easy and pleasurable. It should have good “flow” and make it intuitive to reach for what you need when you need it. Unfortunately, when you inherit a kitchen from your home’s previous occupant, you don’t get to decide the layout of your kitchen. Maybe it’s time to start again from scratch and fall in love with cooking again?
How Masters Construction can help
Masters Construction is an Ottawa based group of companies with the skills, passion and knowhow to service all of your home renovation projects. We currently have 8 crews servicing Ottawa and the surrounding areas and have completed literally thousands of successful projects for happy customers just like you, bringing them in on time and on budget.
So, what are you waiting for? Call us today on (613) 777-5200 for a free zero-obligation quote.